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Win-win with donations

During this season, it is good to know that Canadians continue to be generous.

How's 'child poverty' different than poverty?

It was a banner week for those of us who live at the intersection of culture and immigration, although not much of the news was very uplifting.

Breakfast epiphany

Last week I went to Steveston-London secondary's annual Breakfast with Santa. For those of you who don't know, Breakfast with Santa is a fun, festive tradition meant to get students and staff into the holiday spirit.

Consider what it really means to be wealthy

Christmas has little to do with the gifts we receive. I hope my wife will forgive me for that statement, as she's spent most of her free time these past weeks helping out jolly Old St. Nick.
Rotary Christmas lunch for seniors

Rotary Christmas lunch for seniors

Take a break from turkey with moussaka

Bill (Vassillis) Lymberopoulos is a well-known figure in Richmond's hospitality industry. For decades, he has owned and run a number of restaurants, including Monterey Greek Taverna.

Santa began as ancient goddess

People say that if we trace our lineage back far enough, we'll find that we are related, more or less closely, to some famous historic personage, like Charlemagne or Alexander the Great.

Christmas giving shines

As early as the beginning of November, before Dec. 25 appeared on most folks' radars, a Richmond Mountie was already plotting a Christmas campaign. Having recognized the shortage of food supplies at local food banks, Sgt.

Time to start dreaming of a green Christmas

According to a recent Ipsos Reid survey commissioned by Waste Management looking at Canadians' environmental behaviours during the holidays, British Columbia is among the leaders in holiday sustainability.

Kenney's Super Visa might not be so 'super great'

I was torn, this week, between writing about the municipal elections and continuing to talk about the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa, especially after the article in the Richmond News about apparent ethnic bloc voting in certain polling stations